Henry Normal, one of the greats of British comedy and the performing arts is coming to Salford during his next tour.
The writer, poet, TV and film producer will be at the Lowry Theatre on the 17th April next year, as part of his new tour ‘The Escape Plan’.
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— Henry Normal (@HenryNormalpoet) November 25, 2021
April 17th won’t be the first time that Henry has performed in Salford, as the Lowry was the last gig he performed before the spring lockdown of 2020.
Henry wrote a poem especially for the occasion:
Henry added: ” I’ve played Salford several times over the years and once picked up John Cooper Clarke to take him to a gig.
“I arrived at his house which was next to a cemetery at 3.30pm in the afternoon. John got out of bed and had a custard cream for his breakfast. He was living the dream.”
Henry defines himself as a poet, he comments: “a poet who can be funny.”
“These attributes are not as mutually exclusive as some might suggest. JCC, Lemn Sissay, John Hegley, Hovis Presley, Wendy Cope, Elvis Magonagall and others have all succeeded brilliantly.” he adds.
As far as defining his career goes, Henry cannot pick a favourite moment, “all the others would be jealous.
Henry is hopeful for the artform currently, saying: “Comedy in many forms is alive and well throughout the world and parts of Peterborough…
“If Bezos and Branson continue their exploits then I can see satire branching into outer space.
When pressed about where comedy is going in the future Henry quips: “Well, certainly to Salford on the 16th April at the Lowry.”